2015 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Gets Back to Basics
Value and Style Define Mid-Trim Model
We’ve heard it from plenty of you, and we’ve said it more than once ourselves: Trucks have gotten too expensive. Top-trim 1/2-tons and HDs can easily top $60,000, and even less lavishly equipped models are often well above $40,000. Chevrolet has heard this feedback loud and clear and is introducing the 2015 Silverado Custom model for buyers that want a stylish, well-equipped truck for a reasonable price.
Let’s face it, the days of a $20,000 fullsize are well behind us. So those of you expecting bargain-basement prices will be disappointed. But we think the asking price of $33,820 for a 2WD V-8 and $37,800 for a 4WD is reasonable for the level of content. All Silverado Custom models are based on the LS double cab trim and add 20-inch alloy wheels, chrome bumpers, mirror caps and door handles, and a body-colored top bumper cap. On the inside the Custom is equipped with a 40/20/40 front split bench seat, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, power windows and door locks, and OnStar 4G LTE connectivity.
Although the Custom will be available with the standard 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6, Chevrolet expects the majority of models to be ordered and delivered with the 5.3L V-8. Going with the base bent-six over the V-8 will save you $1,095. Silverado Custom models can be ordered by dealers starting February 2015.
Source: General Motors